October 2009, Volume 7, Number 4
CCO invites provincial auditors to review policies and practices
On October 8, the Ontario Internal Audit Division of the Ministry of Finance released a report examining Cancer Care Ontario’s procurement and administrative policies. The review was initiated by CCO to ensure our policies adhere to the highest standards and identify opportunities for improvement.

The audit followed our own efforts, started twelve months ago, to tighten up internal controls, documentation management and evaluation of contracts.

We have invited the auditors back in one year for a second review to ensure we have made all possible administrative improvements.

Read more in this issue of Ontario Cancer News.

Audit highlights areas for improvement
Most of the audit findings relate to past rather than current practice. The recent story of CCO is one of success.
Promoting Cancer Screening and Prevention in the Workplace: A new Cancer Care Ontario toolkit for health promoters
Research news
Cancer Care Ontario researchers examine the contribution of clinical breast examination to breast cancer screening
CCO employees receive the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ace Award
ColonCancerCheck’s InScreen technology solution is live!
Solution enables identification of over 3 million Ontarians eligible to be screened for colorectal cancer
Ontario Cancer Facts
Continued rise in new cases of mesothelioma (Sept. 2009)
People news
Anne Cowan joins CCO as Director of Procurement
Upcoming events
Ontario Hospital Association HealthAchieve 2009 Conference: November 16-18
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